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(Photo: Iryna Yafimchyk, Working Families Party)

Conversation: What Makes a Sanctuary?

Sunday, April 29, 2018

2–4 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

Arrest, detention, and deportation are a daily threat to millions of immigrants. The Trump administration is doing all it can to remind people that no one is safe. New York rushed to claim the mantle of "sanctuary city," but protecting immigrants from ever-more-aggressive enforcement tactics is a tough, constant, and evolving struggle—and exposes the real, often deep and uncomfortable connections between immigration, "anti-terrorism," local policing, and racial injustice. Dara Lind, Senior Reporter at Vox, leads a conversation among immigrant advocates and immigration activists, illuminating these connections and revealing the difficult truths about justice in today’s America. The panel includes Andrea Sáenz (Supervising Attorney, Immigration Practice, Brooklyn Defender Services), Carl Lipscombe (Senior Advisor, Black Alliance for Just Immigration), and Antonio Alarcon (organizer, Make the Road New York).

Free with Museum general admission (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately).

Part of the series “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color,” presented at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Questions about this event? Email us at public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.